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, an italian by the name of angela scola, who comes out of the same theological school of the current pope, pope benedict, considered like pope benedict a very serious intellectual, a media savvy figure with a strong, popular touch, but in addition someone over the years who has developed a specialty of outreach and dialog with the islamic world through a foundation he created first in venice, which has gone global, and christian/must limb relations are among the top-shelve priorities, and whoever takes over as leader of the catholic church. that would be one name you are likely to hear a great deal about in the days to come, but an old saying in rome, he who goes into a conclave as a papal front-runner comes out as a cardinal, you can't necessarily take to the bank that the names you hear mentioned in public are the ones being seriously considered by the cardinals once they are behind locked doors in the sistine chapel, swearing their oaths in latin and casting their ballots. >> let's talk more about pope been duct ibenedict xvi, let's about his legacy. what will be talking about when we
in italy said he was shaken by the news, while the chancellor angela merkel said she respects his decision. and david cameron sending his wishes. it comes in a meeting this morning, he announced this decision to leave the papacy at the 28th of february at 8:00 at night. it was a decision made without consulting anyone. there was a lot of surprise. and also, the spokesman, when he made a speech -- or when he had a press conference just a few hours later, he said, you know, we need some time, we need some days to try to better understand how to move forward. just to better understand what's going to happen afterwards, is that there will be a conclave of 118 cardinals that will be electing the new pope. so clearly what happens between now and then, really, is that the pope will continue doing what he has done so far. his decision was unexpected. and the way he announced it was very, very simple. he said he doesn't feel he has the strength, mental and physical and spiritual, to move forward in this position. he needs the physical strength that he does not have. he has been ill. his health has
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